Ch 1 Vocabulary

  1. adenoma
    tunor of a gland
  2. adenitis
    inflammation of a gland
  3. arthritis
    inflammation of a joint
  4. biology
    study of life
  5. biopsy
    removal of a living tissue and examination under a microsope
  6. carcinoma
    cancerous tumor
  7. cardiology
    study of the heart
  8. cephalic
    pertaining to the head
  9. cerebral
    pertaining to the brain
  10. incision
    process of cutting into
  11. excision
    process of cutting out
  12. endocrine glands
    glands that secrete hormones within the body
  13. cystoscopy
    process of visual examination of the urinary bladder
  14. cytology
    study of cells
  15. dermatitis
    inflammation of the skin
  16. hypodermic
    pertaining to under the skin
  17. electrocardiogram
    record of the electricity in the heart
  18. electroencephalogram
    record of the electricity of the brain
  19. enteritis
    inflammation of the intestines
  20. erythrocyte
    a red blood cell
  21. gastrectomy
    removal of the stomach
  22. gastrtomy
    incision of the stomach
  23. diagnosis
    • state of complete knowledge
    • information gathered about a patient's illness
  24. prognosis
    • state of before knowledge
    • prediction about the outcome of an illness
  25. hyperglycemia
    condition of increased blood sugar
  26. gynecology
    study of females and females diseases
  27. hematology
    study of blood
  28. hematoma
    collection (mass) of blood
  29. hemoglobin
    blood protein found in red blood cells
  30. hepatitis
    inflammation of the liver
  31. iatrogenic
    pertaining to being produced by treatment
  32. leukocyte
    white blood cell
  33. dermatology
    study of skin
  34. nephritis
    inflammation of the kidney
  35. nephrology
    study of the kidney
  36. neurology
    study of nerves
  37. oncology
    study of tumors
  38. oncologist
    specialist in the study of tumors
  39. ophthalmoscope
    instrument for visual examination of the eye
  40. osteitis
    inflammation of bone
  41. osteoarthritis
    inflammation of bone and joints (actually degeneration of joint tissue)
  42. pathology
    study of disease
  43. pathologist
    one who studies diseases, performs autopsies, and examines biopsy samples
  44. pediatric
    pertaining to the treatment of children
  45. psychology
    study of the mind
  46. psychiatrist
    specialist in the treatment of the mind
  47. radiology
    study of x-rays
  48. renal
    pertaining to the kidney
  49. rhinitis
    inflammation of the nose
  50. sarcoma
    tumor of flesh tissue
  51. resection
    • process of cutting out
    • removal
  52. thrombocyte
    a clotting cell
  53. urology
    study of the urinary tract
  54. cardiac
    pertaining to the heart
  55. neural
    pertaining to the nerves
  56. arthralgia
    pain of a joint
  57. neuralgia
    nerve pain
  58. erythrocyte
    red blood cell
  59. nephrectomy
    removal of a kidney
  60. leukemia
    • blood condition of white cells
    • cancerous condition
  61. carcinogenic
    pertaining to producing cancer
  62. pathogenic
    pertaining to producing disease
  63. iatrogenic
    pertaining to produced by treatment (physician)
  64. hemaglobin
    blood protein
  65. electroencephalogram
    record of the electricity in the brain
  66. gastric
    pertaining to the stomach
  67. neurologic
    pertaining to the study of nerves
  68. excision
    • process of cutting out
    • removal
  69. opthalmologist
    specialist in the study of diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye
  70. cystitis
    inflammation of the urinary bladder
  71. endocrinology
    study of the endocrine gland
  72. hepatoma
    tumor of the liver
  73. biopsy
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Ch 1 Vocabulary
The Language of Medicine